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Features and Benefits

  • Compact, Simple Solution for PLC
    • Up to 166.7kbps Bit Rate
      • 5.7kbps Data Throughput in Automatic Mode
    • 1.2A Charge Current in PLC Mode
    • Automatic Detection of PLC Slave Presence
  • Flexible Configuration
    • Single Resistor to Program
    • PLC Master or Slave
    • Dual or Single Slave Mode (Master Only)
    • PLC Slave Address (Slave Only)
    • I²C Address
  • Small Solution Size
    • Space-Saving 0.4mm pitch, 9-Bump, 1.358mm x 1.358mm WLP

Product Details

The MAX20340 is a universal bidirectional DC powerline communication (PLC) management IC with a 166.7kbps maximum bit rate. The device is capable of a maximum of 1.2A charge current.

The MAX20340 features a slave detection circuit that flags an interrupt to the system when the PLC master detects the presence of a PLC slave on the powerline. This function allows the system to remain in a low-power state until a slave device is connected.

Many of the features of the MAX20340, such as master/slave mode, I2C address, dual/single PLC slave mode, and PLC slave address, are pin configurable.

The device is available in a 9-bump, 0.4mm pitch, 1.358mm x 1.358mm wafer-level package (WLP).

Applications

  • Game Controllers
  • Handheld Radios
  • Point of Sales Devices
  • Tethered Wireless Headphones Hearing Aids
  • Truly Wireless Earbuds
  • Wearables

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